*Spoilers for Arrow's season 4 premier ahead*
Arrow returned to our screens last night in an action packed season 4 premier. We were introduced to the 'Mystical' Damien Darhk, the newly christened 'Star City' and, at last, the Green Arrow. Fans of Arrow finally got their wish, for the show to call Ollie 'Green Arrow', but the show also granted another wish for their fans. During a scene where Oliver and Amanda Waller are talking in a bar in Coast City, the camera pans past a man's jacket, a very familiar jacket to fans of the DC Universe.
That is in fact Hal Jordan wearing his signature jacket! After months of teasing and toying with us, last night Arrow finally acknowledged Green Lantern. But will we see more of him? Not likely...
Green Lantern is off the table
On the subject of Green Lantern appearing on Arrow, Marc Guggenheim (Arrow's Executive Producer) recently said
"They announced the Green Lantern Corps movie, and I’d be surprised if it didn’t include Hal Jordan. It would be great but I doubt it very much.”
This isn't the first time Warner Bros interfered with character appearances on the DC Television Universe as it is well known that Blue Beetle was intended to be Brandon Routh's character, but due to the Blue Beetle/Booster Gold in production Arrow had to use The Atom. The upcoming Suicide Squad movie halted CW's plans for a Suicide Squad spin off show, as well as killing off Deadshot and scrapping plans for Harley Quinn.